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Description of problem:
If I insert a non-blank CD-RW in a CD writer, something (Nautilus?) will automatically mount it. If I attempt to record something else in the drive with cdrecord, it won't work because the drive is mounted. I can't unmount it unless I'm root. Nautilus does not offer an option to unmount the volume. If I try to burn an iso using Nautilus itself, it won't work because the CD isn't blank, and it won't offer to blank it for me. WTF is one supposed to do to blank a CD without resorting to black magic such as ejecting the CD, becoming root, starting cdrecord with the right options and insert the CD back just in time for cdrecord to acquire the lock before Nautilus manages to mount it again?
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to overwrite a non-blank CD-RW with a given iso.
Actual Results: Couldn't find a way to do it in FC5. I'm pretty sure FC4 would offer you the option to blank the CD, and it also offered me the option to unmount media by hand.
Expected Results: No such dumbing down of the interface to the point of rendering it impossible to use.
Seeing this with 2.13.5-1.
<davidz> it should use gnome-vfs or gnome-eject (part of gnome-mount)
I believe it uses gnome-vfs to eject?
In comment #2 I meant to say: "I believe n-c-b uses gnome-vfs to unmount"
might be related to this bug
I found out a work-around for the problem. If I insert the CD only when
nautilus CD creator asks for it, it won't be mounted, and then nautilus will ask
for confirmation on whether it is to blank the CD or not. The problem is that
it won't unmount the media if it's already mounted.
there is another workaround : System -> Preferences -> Removable Drives & Media
(you have to have gnome-volume-manager installed). Unselect "Mount when
inserted..." etc. That way CDs wont be mounted when inserted. I suspect Nautilus
has nothing to do with this, its a HAL/gnome-mount issue. However, it would be
nice if we would have the option to unmount the mounted media.
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